Steph and Agnes go to the same school but don't like each other at all. Agnes with probably the best grades in the whole city, and Steph a little more of a bad girl. When their parents ... See full summary »
Young adolescent girl Jenna's mother is dying, while at the same time Jenna is turning form a young girl into a young woman. So it is difficult for her to admit that she is afraid to lose ... See full summary »
Mika Berndtsdotter Ahlén,
Elias can not escape his tormentors. They are everywhere, and spew their hatred of him online. He flees into The Secret World, an online game where Elias accepts the Invincible Warrior "S:]iles" guise.
Pål dreams about success within the musical world, but he has an obstacle; himself. His deep thoughts keeps him end up in trouble. We follow Pål on a emotional inner travel to find his call on the swedish west coast of Gothenburg.
Tomas von Brömssen
Fragancia is arrested for the attempted murder of Richard Persson, the son of a powerful factory owner. During the interrogation her amazing and remarkable life story is revealed. We follow... See full summary »
For 25-year-old Sebastian it is all about surface and appearance. Life is full of party, money and one-night stands. He has never challenged himself, whether it be his dream of a music ... See full summary »
Lisa James Larsson
Based on a best-selling novel by Christina Herrströms. Every school follows a social structure where the cool and popular dominate and the nerds and quiet types remain in the periphery. Signe is a bright 15 year old girl, but she's very shy and reserved, resigned to being an outsider. Things are as they are, until a new girl arrives who changes everything. Signe finds herself becoming less of a shy girl and a thousand times stronger. Written by
This is one of the best films for tweens (10 to 14 year-olds) that I have seen in a very long time. I love how the film caught the ways boys dominate school classrooms, how boys use sexual language as a way to keep girls in line, and that life can change. I enjoyed seeing the narrator grow in her own quiet way. I think kids respond to the expectations that surround them, and A Thousand Times Stronger questions the many small ways we expect different behavior based on gender. I think this film could be used to spark wonderful discussions between girls and boys in middle school. It would be amazing to have a film like this show in mainstream theaters in the States!
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